Turn snapshots into mutt masterpieces! fidoFOTO is a fast, fun way to create and share custom pooch pics! Take a pic of your pup - or pick one from you album - and add style and personality then share your creations with just a click!
Check it out! fidoFOTO How To Vids
Make wonderful works of art in seconds on your iPhone or iPad!
Add fun frames, text badges and accessories like hats, glasses, wigs, costumes and more!
Themed graphics packs available.
Create a fidoFOTO ID to easily share with friends, family, lost-dog websites & humane society should your dog go missing.
One-click share to facebook, Twitter and email.
Set calendar reminders for your pup’s appointments.
Shhh...don’t tell anyone, but it works on pics of people too!
New in fidoFOTO 2.0:
The app and 100+ graphics - now FREE!
Themed art packs now available in the fidoSTORE - Election ’12, Halloween, In Memory, Christmas and more!
f/x button to instantly add filters like vintage, burn, crush, daybreak and more!
Edit button to crop, group/ungroup, layer and/or stretch graphics!
High resolution graphics and photos optimized for iPhone & iPad use!
Create multiple fidoFOTO IDs!
New cleaner & easier UI (User Interface)!
Enter fidoFOTO Contests and win awesome fidoPRIZES!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ‘makeFOTO’ AND ‘takeFOTO’?
‘makeFOTO’ allows you choose a photo from the library on your phone/tablet and add fun stuff to create a fidoFOTO - while ‘takeFOTO’ allows you to take a photo with the camera on your device - right in the app - and immediately begin creating a fidoFOTO.
WHAT ARE FRAMES, BADGES & GRAPHICS?
fidoFOTO makes it simple and quick to add frames, badges and graphics to your photos - Frames are fun picture frames that will border your fidoFOTO, Badges are amusing words and phrases - and Graphics are cool ‘stuff’ like hats, glasses, mustaches, clothing, bling - all adding one-of-a-kind style and personality to your pup’s pics!
CAN I REMOVE A PROP BEFORE I SAVE MY fidoFOTO?
Yup! Just tap the item you want to remove and drag it to the trashcan in the lower right corner of the photo. Gone!
CAN I REMOVE A PROP AFTER I SAVE MY fidoFOTO?
Nope! Once a fidoPHOTO is saved - it’s in your photo library that way - but your original photo will also be in your library if you want to create another version of the same photo.
HOW DO I CROP A PHOTO?
Once you choose makeFOTO or takeFOTO - in the bottom left of the screen - touch the crop symbol - move the corners of the crop box to choose the desired portion of the photo to use - then touch the checkmark in the bottom right - the photo will immediately crop to your choice. You do not have to crop your photos - you can use them ‘as-is’.
WHAT IS THE ‘fx’ BUTTON FOR?
The ‘fx’ button brings up a row of photo filters - if desired - scroll through and choose from one of the ‘instant’ filters to put a cool effect on your photo before you begin adding graphics. TIP: Try using the fx filters AFTER you apply graphics as well - for unlimited cool looks! TIP: You can also ‘fidoFOTO’ your pics from your Photo Library that already have filters on them from other apps too! TIP: You can ‘stack’ multiple filters by applying a filter - saving to your photo library - then choosing that photo and applying a second filter!
WHAT ARE FRAMES?
‘Frames’ are photo frames that will be instantly applied to your photo - there are a variety of sizes, shapes and styles - pick one that works best with your photo. Once a frame is chosen, you can easily change it by simply choosing another frame - it will automatically replace the first frame - or you can simply touch the frame and ‘drag’ to the trashcan in the lower right corner of your photo.
WHAT ARE BADGES?
‘Badges’ are fun graphic text words and phrases that let you give you pooch a ‘voice.‘ Choose your favorite and place it perfectly on your photo - on a frame - or both! Choose multiple badges for your fidoFOTO if you like!
WHAT ARE GRAPHICS?
‘Graphics’ are the hats, glasses, eyes, ears, accessories, etc that you can easily add to your photos to make them a true mutt masterpiece! Sometimes a photo looks great with just one or two graphics - sometimes you can pile them on! Experiment and have fun!
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH GRAPHIC/BADGE/FRAME IS ON THE TOP LAYER?
As you’re making your masterpiece - simply tap on a graphic/badge and it will ‘pop to the top’ - it will automatically be the top layer. If you want to choose the Frame as the top layer, you have to ‘long tap’ the frame - or hold your finger on the frame for a full second and it will ‘pop to the top’ as well. In general, it’s best to add Frames last.
HOW DO YOU MANIPULATE GRAPHICS/BADGES/FRAMES?
fidoFOTO allows you to take full advantage of the touchscreen controls - just touch a graphic/badge/frame to select it - if you want to move/reposition a graphic/badge - simply drag your finger across the screen - you do not need to be touching ‘on’ the graphic/ badge - it just needs to be selected. To resize/scale a graphic/badge - simple use two fingers to pinch (smaller) or spread (larger) - again, you do not need to be actually touching ‘on’ the graphic/badge - you can pinch/spread anywhere on the screen once the element is selected. If you want to select a Frame - you must touch/tap the frame for a full second - it will be selected (become the active top layer) - Frames are automatically sized/scaled/rotated to fit your photo.
HOW DO YOU REMOVE/DELETE GRAPHICS/BADGES/FRAMES FROM A PHOTO?
Simply touch and drag the item to be deleted to the ‘trashcan’ in the lower right of the photo - it will disappear! While you cannot remove elements from a saved photo - you can build as many new/custom fidoFOTOs from your original photo as you want!
WHAT DOES THE EDIT BUTTON DO?
The ‘Edit’ button is one of the most powerful tools in the entire app - it has different capabilities depending on what kind of element you have chosen to edit (i.e. photo, Frame, Badge or Graphic)
The first thing to know is that you can turn the Edit Mode to default on or off in Settings on the Home screen. If you set Edit Mode Default to ‘on’ - the edit button will automatically be ‘active’ whenever you have a photo, Frame, Badge or Graphic chosen while in the edit screen. If Edit Mode Default is set to ‘off,’ you simply have to touch the ‘Edit’ button each time you want to use it. The app comes with Edit Mode Default set to ‘on.’
Photo - Edit Mode: When you have the Edit Mode/Button on, and you have selected (touched) a photo - you get a menu-box that allows you to crop (or re-crop if you have already cropped photo once) your photo.
Frame - Edit Mode: When you have the Edit Mode/Button on, and you have selected (touched) a Frame - you get a menu-box that allows you to ‘Auto-fit’ your photo to that specific frame - toggle Auto-fit on/off by simply tapping the Auto-fit button.
Badges - Edit Mode: When you have the Edit Mode/Button on, and you have selected (touched) a Badge - you get a menu-box that allows you to ‘Stretch’ the selected Badge. This means, in addition to the normal scaling, rotating and positioning that you can do in the main touchscreen - if you turn select (tap) ‘Stretch’ you can stretch the badge horizontally and/or vertically - changing the aspect - to make that badge work perfectly for your photo. Once you have the aspect/stretch set the way you want it - you can turn off ‘Stretch’ and continue to scale, rotate or position that Badge with the touchscreen as normal.
Graphics - Edit Mode: This is where fidoFOTO gets really powerful (and fun!) - when most Graphics are chosen, turning on the Edit Mode/Button will give you the ‘Stretch’ option - this will allow you to horizontally and/or vertically stretch the graphic - changing the aspect and allowing you to make it better ‘fit’ your fidoFOTO. Once you have the aspect/stretch set where you want it - you can turn ‘Stretch’ off and continue to scale, rotate or position that Graphic with the touchscreen as normal.
With some select graphics - with edit mode turned on - you get an option to use the Graphic as a ‘Group’ - or individually. This allows you to scale, rotate, position or stretch graphics individually (for instance, eyes, ears, teeth, etc) to make the fit more precise for the look you are trying to achieve. Once you have the individual Graphics edited how you like, you can choose ‘Group’ in the menu-box and manipulate the individual edited items as a group again!
HOW DO I SHARE MY fidoFOTO?
At any time, simply touch the ‘Share’ button in the lower right to quickly share your fidoFOTO to facebook, Twitter or Email. The first time you use facebook or Twitter the app will ask you to login and give it permission to access your account - you must allow access to post directly to facebook or Twitter. You can email directly from the app using the ‘Email’ button (once you choose ‘Share’) - or you can email/text/share in the traditional way once your fidoFOTO is saved to your photo library.
HOW DO I SAVE MY fidoFOTO?
Tap ‘Save’ in the upper right to save a fidoFOTO to your photo library.
WHAT IS A fidoFOTO ID?
Choose fidoFOTO ID from the Home screen and you can quickly create an electronic ID for your dog(s) - simply tap Edit in the upper right - tap one of the individual fields to add a photo, name, contact info, microchip info, breed and any notes - tap Done in upper right and your fidoFOTO is saved. Should your dog go missing - click the Share button in fidoFOTO ID and you can quickly post it to facebook, Twitter or email it to authorities (like The Humane Society, local shelters, local newspapers, etc) to help speed the return of your fido!
WHAT IS A fidoFOTO Calendar?
Calendar is a special place to keep your pup’s special appointments - vet visits, heart worm med reminders, play dates or trips to the groomer!
WHAT’S in fidoFOTO Extras?
Contests: fidoFOTO will host regular fotoCONTESTS - watch the fidoNEWS and ad banners on the Home screen for announcements - we’ve got some fantastic pet partner companies who are going to offer great prizes for the winners!
More Foto Apps: fido has his thinkin’ cap on - and his programmers are working on some more funFOTO apps - stay tuned!
WHAT’S IN fidoFOTO SETTINGS?
fidoFOTO Settings is where you set the default Edit Mode to ‘on’ or ‘off.’ If set to ‘on,’ the Edit button will automatically come ‘on’ whenever an editable item (photo, frame, badge or graphic) is chosen. If set to ‘off,’ the Edit button will remain off until tapped and turned on manually.
Also, SETTINGS is where you manage your Graphics Packs. You can check to see what packs are installed, install new packs or delete and/or re-install deleted packs.
DOES fidoFOTO ONLY WORK ON PHOTOS OF DOGS?
Uh, no - but don’t tell anyone! You can use fidoFOTO on pics of your family and friends, your kid brother or annoying neighbor - even (but I wouldn’t recommend it) on your CAT! I can neither confirm nor deny the possibility of a felineFOTO.
CAN I USE fidoFOTO ON PHOTOS I’VE EDITED IN ‘OTHER PHOTO APPS?’
First of all - what are you doing using ‘other photo apps!!’ We’re kidding - the answer is ‘yes’ - and we even ENCOURAGE it! Put your favorite ‘Insta-Filters’ on your photo before opening it in fidoFOTO - and you’ll see some amazing results!